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Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
, but the majority of the republicans in the house voted against it even though the speaker voted in favor. and paul ryan, the vice chairman of the -- voted in favor with eric cantor and kevin mccarthy the number two and three leaders voted against it. >> i just want to add to dana, and you tell me if you agree. i think this could be a moment of truth really for the house speaker because his speakership was clearly weakened during the fiscal cliff and now his republicans say you can only bring something to the floor if a majority of us agree with you, unlike the important that puts him at odds with his own republicans if a majority i think you're exactly right there. the other thing to keep in mind is with the fiscal cliff vote, wolf, you're exactly right, only 85% of the republicans voted for, the majority of the republican caucus did not vote for the fiscal cliff package. but when it comes to the politics of this and support for the speakers, many people gave him a pass. they feel that they understood where they were with the fiscal cliff. republicans had the leverage. they feel that they have the
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
a deal, so to speak. host: what about paul ryan? stories coming out about his being quieter in the background, especially since the election. did he have any say in this or shaping of the policy? >> yes. paul ryan since he's come back to congress from the presidential trail has avoided taking questions and kind of kept his head down. but at this retreat he played a very important role in a couple ways. first of all, he was very active in leading discussions with the republicans when they were trying to decide what their strategy was, and he also came out and talked to reporters and kind of floated this idea of the short-term debt ceiling increase, and he was part of a group of five conservatives who blessed this deal on friday morning. jeb hencer ling of texas and steve of louisiana and jordan of ohio and ryan. so it remains to be seen whether that will be kind of a center of power going forward. host: as far as those five signing on to this deal, what's been talking about the members, especially on the republican side and -- will all of them go along with this? >> it's goin
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